Before you plunge into the store and pick a carpet for your home, you need to have a good understanding of the different carpet types available; and see which of these types are best for your home.
Terms like pile, loop, Berber, plush and others will come up during carpeting shopping. But who wants to spend their time memorizing these words. You just need to have an idea on which carpet fibers will be great for your flooring needs so that you can save on your expenses and that you can go home with the right and great quality carpet. Here are some basic tips that you should know about.
First of all, you need to decide on where you will place the carpet. This is important so that you will know if you need high traffic carpets. High traffic carpets are the ones we need if we place the carpets in living rooms or hallways; these are the places where the carpets can easily and constantly be walked on. If you need a carpet in these rooms, you need the multi level loop carpets. These are the type of carpets wherein bundles or loops of yarns are incorporated in the carpet so that it can withstand pressure, tension and wearing. Multi level loop carpets have increased durability than the other types so it will be better if you place these carpets in living rooms, childrens’ room and hallways.
There are also trackless carpets with the same set up but it has an added benefit in that it covers footprints. Some people find it irritating to see smudged footprints on their carpets; this is the carpet for you. The Berber carpets are incredibly durable and these are used commonly in commercial areas.
If you prefer the ones that are extra soft and comfortable, then you need the Saxony carpets. This type of carpeting has attested to its comfort. This is used commonly on bedrooms and other formal occasions because of the fine soft feel that it offers. The fibers of this carpet type are tightly woven so it creates a feeling of durability with comfort and class. It also comes in different colors and styles.
In terms of materials, Nylon is the popular choice. It is incredibly durable, can withstand the test of time and it is affordable. It is stain resistant which makes it a popular choice among mothers and it doesn’t easily wear and tear. Unlike other materials, Nylon doesn’t easily bleach if placed under the heat of the sun. An added bonus, it is environment friendly.
If you are on the verge of finding a great carpet that will be perfect for any room in your house, then you need to know some of these basic elements. You should be filled with knowledge on the simple facts on carpeting if you are really serious with this. Yes, some people might find carpeting to be a dull and boring task; but it shouldn’t be. This is a great way to take care of your home the creative way.